During the month of February, those living in America pay more attention to the matters of the human heart for medical and love reasons. It's a time to show learn about your risks for heart disease and stroke and stay "heart healthy" for yourself and your loved ones.
Cardiovascular disease (CVD)—including heart disease, stroke, and high blood pressure—is the number 1 killer of women and men in the United States. It is a leading cause of disability, preventing Americans from working and enjoying family activities. CVD costs the United States over $300 billion each year, including the cost of health care services, medications, and lost productivity. Source: Center for Disease Control.gov (CDC.gov)